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Looking for the WIP thread describing how to make the RA-5C demarcation line

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Looking for the WIP thread describing how to make the RA-5C demarcation line
Posted by F-100 John on Wednesday, November 07, 2018 5:00 PM

The RA-5C has always intrigued me w/ it’s beautiful lines. Does anyone have the WIP

thread describing how to mask the tape for the very curving demarcation lines?

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, November 08, 2018 6:41 AM

John, it's not that hard using silly putty as a guide along the long Vigilante fuselage. I have a gate guardian not far from me over at the Sanford Airport here in Central Florida. This Airport was a US Navy training base back in WWII thru Viet Nam and a Vigilante training base.

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Posted by gregbale on Thursday, November 08, 2018 7:22 AM

plasticjunkie
John, it's not that hard using silly putty as a guide along the long Vigilante fuselage.

Or just cutting masking tape with the aid of a French curve. The plastic 'craft' ones are easy to find...and it's a darned useful tool for the modeler in many masking situations.Smile

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, November 08, 2018 7:47 AM

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plasticjunkie
John, it's not that hard using silly putty as a guide along the long Vigilante fuselage.

 

Or just cutting masking tape with the aid of a French curve. The plastic 'craft' ones are easy to find...and it's a darned useful tool for the modeler in many masking situations.Smile

 

Ha ha, thanks for reminding me about the French Curve set I bought at HL a while back, totally forgot about that one.

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Posted by PaulBoyer on Thursday, November 08, 2018 9:51 AM

If you saw my B-52 article in the February issue, you'll see a craft scissor that cuts a uniform wavy line that may be just right on the Vigie:

 

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Posted by gregbale on Thursday, November 08, 2018 10:17 AM

PaulBoyer
If you saw my B-52 article in the February issue, you'll see a craft scissor that cuts a uniform wavy line that may be just right on the Vigie:

Thanks for that heads-up, Paul!

Didn't happen to catch that issue...but those scissors look ver-r-r-ry interesting....

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, November 08, 2018 10:21 AM

They seemed to be either straight or wavy. If wavy, photos show a very slight variation, and irregular. Almost as if painted by hand. You could blow up a sideview and use as a guide to cut tape by hand.

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